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Poster: mommyedie Date: Aug 22, 2007 12:15pm
Forum: texts Subject: Grants for scanning rare books?

I know of a private old library with many rare books which would be ideal to scan for the archive. Where can I find information about grants or funding for this potential source of books for the Archive?

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Aug 22, 2007 1:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Grants for scanning rare books?

I found a dictionary from 1947 in a coupon mag rag at the supermarket the other day. Weird huh? Some elderly person playing outdated crosswords left it there maybe?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Aug 24, 2007 10:35am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Grants for scanning rare books?


It costs the Internet Archive about 10 cents a page to scan books in an existing scanning center. At 300 pages in an average book, that is $30/book. Often this is inexpensive enough that internal funds can handle the costs.

The Internet Archive, through the Sloan Foundation and others, have a small budget for doing samples from collections. For bigger grants these are often found with those that are passionate about the collection or library.

I hope this helps.

-brewster

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Poster: CarbonDated Date: Dec 4, 2007 1:35am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Grants for scanning rare books?

What would it cost to get a scanner for the Archive itself? If it is within reason maybe we can pool some resources from archive users so the Archive can get one.

All the time I see wikipedia soliciting for donations, can the Archive do it and get msn, google and ebay to lead the way?

Ceasar
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Peaceably taking over the world

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Dec 4, 2007 7:07am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Grants for scanning rare books?

IA is a non-profit. I send a donation yearly. There is a "Donate" tab at the top of the screen.

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Poster: tallrick Date: Dec 16, 2007 10:00am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Grants for scanning rare books?

I am working on building a scanner myself for my personal collection of books. It will involve me scanning while I am doing other things, such as reading or working on projects. I was thinking of using a digital camera and a moving mirror, in a v shaped book holder that aligns pages for scanning. No rare books here (that I know of) but perhaps local enthusiasts and libraries will bring their for free scanning. I need to do this anyway for my eventual caselaw scanning project to get all Florida caselaw in a free database.

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